milldam

[mil-dam]
noun
a dam built in a stream to furnish a head of water for turning a mill wheel.

Origin:
1150–1200; Middle English; see mill1, dam1

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milldam (ˈmɪlˌdæm)
 
n
a dam built in a stream to raise the water level sufficiently for it to turn a millwheel

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Preliminary field reconnaissance has re-located the millrace, and milldam.
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